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Old 09-22-2016   #11
 
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Roller with a hand winch looks like the direction to pursue.

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Old 09-22-2016   #12
 
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It's a 70lb. boat, learn how to pack it lite and leave some stuff at home.
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Old 09-22-2016   #13
 
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Fill the raft with helium it will make it lighter.

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Old 09-22-2016   #14
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That ain't gonna work. Like the last take out on my last trip (Lyons Gulch, Colorado River). No ramp, steep drop to river with 1.5 drop at bank into river. It was a huge bitch to load it. Threw out my back. Hence this thread. Not doing that again. Got to be Easy/Peasy.

Don't be afraid to tie a rope to your truck and drag your boat up onto land. That's what I do when I float in ice water.
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Old 09-24-2016   #15
 
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Did some more searching here and found this and ordered one.

Ironton Roller and Bracket Set — 2 3/8in. Dia. x 15 3/4in.W Roller | Roller Supports| Northern Tool + Equipment
And picked up a hand winch at Harbor Freight.

I wish it was a 70 pound raft. With the frame and floor best guess comes in around 150 pounds. Two people doable, even when there is no ramp.
Solo not so much.
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Hit the gym you sissy.


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Old 09-24-2016   #17
 
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Having seen a number of seasons come and go ... protect your back, use the winch and roller...
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Ironton Roller and Bracket Set — 2 3/8in. Dia. x 15 3/4in.W Roller | Roller Supports| Northern Tool + Equipment
I have had those rollers on my trailer for last 5 years parked uncovered, still work great!!
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Having seen a number of seasons come and go ... protect your back, use the winch and roller...

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